Aspiring Superintendents Academy Now Taking Applications for 2022-23

Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy

The Aspiring Superintendents’ Academy (ASA) is entering its fourteenth year of working with administrators who aspire to become superintendents in New Mexico school districts.  This comprehensive and beneficial program allows participants to experience a curriculum designed to provide them with the requisites for success in a superintendent’s position.  Participants in Cohort 13 were able to interact with experts covering a wide array of topics from building budgets to building solid relationships with board members and their communities.  As a cumulative exercise, each member participates in mock interviews with volunteer board members from various districts.  Feedback from those interviewing the Aspiring Superintendents states that the candidates are being well prepared.  The program of study is a full year – beginning and ending in June of each year.  Past participants who have since become superintendents around New Mexico include Travis Dempsey, Gadsden; Ricky Williams, Hagerman (retired); Richard Perea, Santa Rosa; Lillian Torrez, Taos; Bonnie Lightfoot, House; Ricky Espinoza, Carrizozo; Max Perez, Grants; Renee Russ, Clovis, Larry Chavez, Santa Fe and Lawrence Sanchez, Belen

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